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[Solved]Using wifi only in a hotel (international)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by synical, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. synical

    synical Well-Known Member
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    I'm planning to go to asia for a vacation in a couple of weeks and I was thinking about bringing my EVO to surf the net/email only in the hotel.

    Now my question is this. Will I be charged an international fee (from Sprint) if I use the hotel's wifi?

    I searched the forums and there was a similar question but for VZW service and I'm not sure it would be the same for Sprint. http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/35270-international-use.html

    Thanks for any help!
     

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  2. cabbie

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    when you use wifi you aren't using sprint, you are using the hotspot you connected to...in this case, the hotel. never personally done it, it should work if the wifi standards over there use the same ones over here.

    Turn off mobile data since you wont be able to use sprint's cdma network overseas, and your battery will get murdered while it tries to find a signal.
     
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  4. mynamewastaken

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    That thread was locked but there's no reason stating why.. I wanted to add to it since I'm going to Tokyo myself in 10 days.

    FWIW, I found a citywide wifi provider with very cheap rates:

    Wi2 Home

    I'm planning on using this service with my EVO in Tokyo.

    I like my chances of finding a signal, and will use either Wardrive or WiFinder to locate them.
     
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  5. synical

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    @cabbie thanks for the clarification. Wasn't sure about it.

    @myname...thanks for the widget..but no need, my phone is staying at the hotel. Don't want anything to happen while I'm traveling around with it.

    @marc...I'll be ok with the wifi...hotel is free. Since it's solved, feel free to lock this thread.

    Again thanks all for the help. I'll make sure to turn off everything but wifi. I'll even test the one click widget in the link I posted to check it out.
     
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